Austrian hackers publish private police data

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VIENNA (AP) ? An Austrian hackers group has published the names and home addresses of nearly 25,000 police officials, a move critics say compromises the individuals’ personal security.

Police say the data hacked by AnonAustria contains private information for more than 24,938 law enforcement officials, ranging from beat officers to senior commanders.

Police union official Walter Scharinger said Monday the situation is worrying for officers who might be targets of revenge by criminals they’ve encountered.

Austria’s State Office of Criminal Investigation is looking into the case.